NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 25, 1972
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(Studio) In central highlands of South Vietnam, North Vietnam take 2 more FBs near Kontum. Defensive positions established near Kontum. United States planes knock out bridge on main road. South Vietnam President Thieu orders counterattack. 10 Americans killed in copter crash.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Pleiku, South Vietnam) Kontum supplied only by air from Pleiku AFB. North Vietnam block land supply rtes. [Captain Gary DUDLEY - expects North Vietnam attack.] Poor weather covers North Vietnam troop advances and keeps allied copters on ground.
REPORTER: Dennis Troute
(Studio) Fighting on coast eastern of Kontum reported; 1 small action reported 20 mile N.W. of Saigon; and at An Loc, enemy gunners pour 1600 shells into town.
(Long Thanh, South Vietnam) Skies over Highway 13 crowded with both American and South Vietnam planes and copters trying to stop enemy from moving down highway toward Saigon. US Cobra gunships are slow but accurate. Make easy targets for North Vietnam.
REPORTER: George Lewis
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